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9th Annual Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference

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Download the conference program by clicking here.  



The location of the conference is the School of Nursing, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78229.


If you are a student or employee of UT Health Science Center San Antonio, please park in your usual space.  If you are joining us from off campus, see parking directions and map.


1. To share best practices and scholarship in community service learning with a focus on exploring the health professional's role in primary prevention.

2. To bring together an interprofessional group of University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center students, faculty, and staff from across the state with community partners to foster service-learning collaborations.

3. To highlight existing UT Health Science System community service learning projects and future opportunities with community partners.

4. To recognize and reward excellence in community service learning within the UT Health Science System.



Registration Begins / Breakfast

Hurd Auditorium Foyer


Welcome / Opening Remarks

  Ruth Berggren, MD, FACP, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & 

  Ethics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA)

Hurd Auditorium 1.104


Keynote:  Health and the Environment: Inextricably Connected

  Barb Sattler, RN, DrPH, Professor, University of San Francisco,  

  International Leader in Environmental Health 

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Hurd Auditorium 1.104


Workshop A Breakouts:  Models of Upstream Health Care

*choose one session to attend*



Bringing the Black Bag Back into the Community

  Magda Borrego, RN, CCM and Esmerelda Villanueva, LSW, WellMed

Room 1.222


Mental Health and Law Enforcement: Diversion is Key

  William Kasberg and Jesse Trevino, San Antonio Police Department  

  Mental Health Unit

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Room 1.206


All of Our Health Counts!: Disease Prevention and Control through Community Health Clubs

  Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, UTHSCSA

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Hurd Auditorium



Break / Pick up Lunch


Hurd Auditorium Foyer


Workshop B Breakouts:  Implementing Upstream Health Care in Community Service Learning

*choose one session to attend*



From Architects to the Electric Company:  Partnering with Non-Traditional Community Partners

  Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, UTHSCSA

Room 1.222


Nurse-Family Partnership: Changing Public Health One Child at a Time

  Martha Martinez, MSN, RN, CNS, WHNCNP, UTHSCSA; Cheryl Weise,

  BSN, The Children’s Shelter

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Room 1.206


Promotores in Public Health and Clinical Practice

  Guadalupe Cornejo, CHW/CHWI, Northwest Vista College and Día de

  la Mujer Latina; Bob Ferrer, MD, MPH, UTHSCSA; Fernando Martinez,

  PhD, Northwest Vista College; Lisa Ortega, Methodist Healthcare


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Hurd Auditorium



CSL Poster Session / Community Partner Networking

Room 1.463


Optional Tour of Haven for Hope

  Must be registered in advance


Haven for Hope (off campus)

Agenda subject to change.

No continuing education credits are available for this conference.



Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Pharmacotherapy Division, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

  • Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
  • Dental School
  • Office of the President
  • Office of Student Life
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine Alumni Association